Have your routine perfected so that you can do it in your sleep, NYC is harsh.
I thought so too until I went there. I was visiting some friends in Brooklyn and we went to Central Park. I brought my kit with me and set up and did sidewalk shows. I thought I did lousy because I changed my finale to linking rings because everybody else was doing cups and balls. Made $590 in 2 hours. If that's harsh, I'll take it!!
Wow, 590, that's sweet!!!!!!!!!!! I'ma go to the xmas party in ma neighborhood and do some tricks and see if i can get any tips!!! Bye guys
Seriously, everybody, from the posts paddy has made, everyone on these forums should listen to him and take his advice. He seems like a highly experienced busker and table hopper, which are just fancy words for entertainer. Plus, he knew how to think on his feet when he changed his finale to compete with other buskers.
I didn't see one street performer when i was in NYC this summer, it was kinda dissapointing.